According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents make up more than 13 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States. While several factors can play a role in fatal motorcycle accidents, some form of driver error is often linked to a car-versus-motorcycle collision.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of the other driver, you may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one.
Contributing Factors to Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles are lighter than other vehicles on the road. In a collision with another car or truck, a motorcycle offers hardly any protection to riders and motorcyclists who often suffer fatal injuries. In many cases, another vehicle crashes into a motorcycle due to the other driver being intoxicated, speeding, running a red light, violating traffic laws, or driver inexperience.
A deadly motorcycle accident may also be the result of some part or equipment malfunctioning such as brake failure for which the motorcycle manufacturer may be liable.
Dangerous or unsafe road conditions can also lead to fatal motorcycle accidents. These include insufficient nighttime lighting, defective road design, and malfunctioning signals at intersections.
Claiming Compensation for Fatal Motorcycle Accident
If a motorcycle accident claimed the life of a family member, your first option is to explore the insurance coverage of the party at fault. While you may deal with the insurance company on your own, you significantly increase your chances of receiving the maximum possible compensation by working with experienced motorcycle accident lawyers.
At Binder & Associates, our trusted Pasadena motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to fight for your right to receive the fair value of compensation that you and your family need after a tragic loss.
Our Pasadena Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You
The period immediately following a deadly motorcycle accident is an emotionally trying time. You need an attorney who can deal with the insurance company and paperwork that comes with pursuing a claim for compensation and who is prepared to litigate your claim if necessary. Since 1973, our Pasadena motorcycle accident attorneys have been helping families of motorcycle accident fatalities seek financial compensation arising from the loss of their loved ones. Our attorneys understand the law and are dedicated to help you secure the maximum possible compensation for your loss.
Contact Binder & Associates
Call us today at (626) 793-9124 or contact us using the form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation where you can receive trusted advice from one of our dedicated attorneys. Our firm handles all wrongful death claims on a no-recovery, no-fee arrangement.